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; , I j ; • ; _ . I t i J ST. LOUIS SATURDAY. Racing will be inaugurated at the Fair Grounds next Saturday, when the Inaugural, ,000 guaranteed, at one mile, will be the feature of the card. There were fifty-six nominations to the Inaugural, of which twenty-seven have accepted the weights assigned them. Nine of the eligible starters to the race are already . at the track, namely: W. Overton, Duke of Baden, Laureate, Lady Callahan, Capron, Alice j . Turner, Admiral Schley, Pinochle and Maud Wallace. Alice Turner, however, was cut down in her . last race at Memphis and will not be able to , start again before next fall. Her stable companion, . Maud Wallace will represent Keith and t Patton in the stake. Brewer Schorr has two , candidates for the Inaugural, W. Overton and I Streamer. The latter is now at Louisville and I may be brought hero next week. Streamer r seems to be the best handicap horse in the Schorr stable. He won the Peabody Handicap at Memphis and ran second to Laureate in the Montgomery Handicap at the same place. W. Overton has not started this year. George C. Bennett has three candidates for r the Inaugural in Laureate, Capron and Admiral 1 Schley, the last two being three-year-olds. Laureate is the eight-year-old son of Volante that captured the Montgomery Handicap at t Memphis for Bennett. Capron is the colt that t ran second to The Conqueror in the Turf Con-i " gress Stakes at Little Rock. J. S. OBrien a expects to pull down the Inaugural with Duke ft of Baden, the colt that won so many races for r him at the Fair Grounds in 99. M.S. Hughes thinks he has a good chance to o . j . . , . t , I I r r 1 t t " a ft r o carry off the big end of the stake with Lady Callahan, the Missouri-bred mare that performed so consistently here last season. Doctor F. W. Holtgrewes horse, Pinochle, is said to , have recovered his 98 form and if he has he will doubtless run some in the Inaugural. Three Inaugural candidates are coming from California. "Boots" Durnell will bring Dr. j Sheppard. Captain Hackett has shipped his fast horse 1 Yellow Tail in the same car with Dr. Sheppard, and W. J. Speirs will bring "Lucky" Baldwin"s great mare La Goleta. Charlie Thorpe has been engaged to pilot Yellow Tail in the first big event of the local meeting. Yellow Tails j trial for the Inaugural at Oakland last week was a phenomenal one, and his owner and 1 trainer believe that the fast big son of Watercress has the St. Louis event at his mercy. * Tom Ryan is expected this week from Nash- . ville witli The Roman and St. Simonian. Pat Tomlinson is also coming from the same place r with The Conqueror. J. C. Calm will bring Thrive and Crocket over from Louisville, and ] Fred Foster may run down from Chicago with Sam McKeever. A list of the eligibles to the Inaugural will be found below: Owner. Horse. Age. Wt. Durnell.C.E Dr. Sheppard 6 120 Schorr, John F V. Overton 4 117 Schorr, John F Streamer 4 115 . Baldwin, E. J La Goleta 5 114 Ryan, Thomas H The Roman 6 112 Buol.JosephH Val Blatz 6 110 ] Cahn,J.C Crocket 5 110 Foster, Fred Sam McKeever... 4 108 OBrien, J. S Duke of Baden. . . 4 108 Hackett, W. H Yellow Tail 3 107 Tomlinson, P. and Co. . . The Conqueror II. 3 105 Ryan, Thomas H St. Simonian 5 103 Bennett, G. C. and Co . . . . Laureate 8 *103 Hughes, M. S.and Co.... Lady Callahan... 6 102 Cahn, J. C Thrive 3 101 Doyle. J. D ,Eitholin 5 99 Arthur, James Moroni 5 99 Bennett, G. C. and Co.. ..Capron 3 96 Keith and Patton Alice Turner 3 94 Holtgrewe, F. W Capitola 4 94 Bennett, G. C. and Co. . . . Admiral Schley ... 3 92 Muenshaw, C. E Reuben Rowett. .. 6 91 Holtgrewe, F. W Pinochle 5 90 Van Studdiford, G Sidbow 3 89 Van Studdiford, G Woodtrice 3 88 Keith and Patton Maud Wallace .... 3 85 Rice, James P Nan Dora 4 85 ♦Including five pounds penalty. The Inaugural was first run in 92, when Ed Corrigans mare, Helter Skelter, beat Oregon Eclipse and her stable companion, Huron, in the stake. Dan Lamasneys fast colt, Service, with Frank Jordan in the saddle, galloped home in the mud before Highland and Quiver in 93, and Yo Tambien, with George Taylor up, scored over Highland and Chiswick in 94. Highland. who ran second in the Inaugural, is now a mem- ber of the broodmare band at Barney Schreibers Woodlands Stock Farm in St. Louis County. Galen Browns Libertine won the most valuable Inaugural in 95, when it was worth ,900 to the winner, and Clarence OFallons Assignee ran the fastest Inaugural in 96, when Buck Massie made him step a milo in 1 :40. Prior to 95 the route was only three-quarters. Brewer Schorr won the Inaugural in 97 with Macy, who was ridden by Tommy Burns. John Huffman cap-, tured the stake in 98 with What-er-Lou. Last year Doctor Sheppard scored in the event for Burns fc Waterhouse, who sold the horse to "Boots" Durnell recently. A history of the stake will be found below : Year. First. Second. Third. Time. Value. 1892 Helter Skelter, Oregon Eclipse, Huron 1:16 ,920 1 1893 Service, Highland, Quiver 1 :16i 2,815 1894 Yo Tambien, Highland, Chiswick 1 :18i 2,500 1895 Libertine, Urania, Yo Tambien. 1:421 5,000 1896 Assignee, Buck Massie, Urania. .1:40 2,500 I 1897 Macy, Ulysses, Nimrod 1 :40i 2,000 I 1898 What er Lou, Harry Duke, Dr. Sheppard 1:45 2,000 1899 Dr.Sheppard,WhaterLou,Macy.l:45 2,000 —St. Louis Republic.